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Society of Young Inklings

World Creation

with Beth Spencewood


Dates: Monday-Thursday 7/18/22-7/21/22
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 (ET)
Ages: 12-16

Whether you want to create a magical land, a futuristic dystopia, or an alternate universe, the world of your story can be anything you can imagine. But how do you make your world feel real to your reader?

During our four days together in this Zoom summer camp, we'll practice techniques to build new worlds that feel real and alive to your readers. Campers will support each other in giving the right amount of information at the right time to make our worlds interesting places for our plot to unfold. This camp is designed to create a world from the ground up so no prior writing is required.

This camp is appropriate for ages 12-16.


Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings are both nonprofit organizations, and part of our collaborative mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers' voices and stories.

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 Instructor Bio:

Beth Spencewood grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she spent the long winters reading her favorite books and writing funny short stories starring her friends. She got a bachelor’s degree in psychology and worked in nonprofit management for many years. Now she has an MFA in writing and writes novels for young adults. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling, playing board games, biking with her family, or cross-stitching.


Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be given for cancellations requested one week or more in advance of the camp start date. For cancellation requests received less than one week before the camp start date, you will receive credit towards another camp or learning experience. 

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a refund or other learning experience in exchange. 


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  • Jul 18 - 21st, 2022
    Mon - Thu from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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